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Old 07-13-2005, 02:36 AM   #1
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Hey there im deciding on what car to save up for and i am un-decided between the Schumacher Mi2 S1, HPI Pro4 V1.1, TC4 id be racing in 540 and i was just curious what you think would be a good starting car, ive also raced in Mini
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I strongly recommand a car that your hobby shop carries a lot of parts for it.Also it'll be good if you get a common car that everyone racing ar your club.At least you can get some tips on setup and stuff from them.

The above cars that you mention are all good cars by the way...
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as Ben C pointed out support fron your LHS is a must, if they have the parts in stock it is alot easier than ordering from interstate or internationally.

personal preference goes the way of the shaft driven cars but that is just my opinion.
if people at your club are racing the chassis you will get support from them in helping you extract the max handling with the least amount of effort
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:56 AM   #4
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Xray T1 Racer is a good option as well,
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yes, unless your willing to make an investment in spare parts go with what your lhs carries, i run tamiya and no one else except one other has a tamiya, so it was necasary for me to spend a couple of bux to keep my box filled for sunday. its not that big a deal though, if you break on sunday with the internet you could have parts by wednsday.
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:04 AM   #6
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ide sudjest an xray T1R...its cheap and very durable..and i use 1

but out of those..the standout for me is the pro4....if i could ide buy one for myself lol
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How about Yokomo BD is it good? durable Fast?
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Old 07-13-2005, 08:19 AM   #8
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How about Yokomo BD is it good? durable Fast?
Its so good I have two....I think Randy Caster is sellign one of his....GO to the BD thread and PM him....
Probably the easiest car to work on and to tune well in my opinion it is...
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hands down RDX......shafts break parts for no reason...shafties are so 90s
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I'm trying to decide between the Xray and Losi myself... I will not get another yokomo, there is no support anywhere around here....
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I'm trying to decide between the Xray and Losi myself... I will not get another yokomo, there is no support anywhere around here....

x-ray , losi....if youdont have ANY factory drivers at your local track you will be lost with BOTH of these cars....one person is greg hodapp, nobody in cali runs on a factory level with x-ray so even he is on his own...this is a big problem for support from other racers there arent any...losi no comment...losi is a OFF ROAD company .....losi has put the begginner car way above most peoples heads...this car is tuff to get right on a day to day basis....
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Xray. I sold mine and am regretting it. Not to bash on the TC4 or anything, but its not my cup of tea. I would definatly pick up the T1R over the TC4.
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since it appears as though you only have a very limited experience with setting a car up properly, from your original post with you racing your mini, the Xray would be beyond your setup skills, PRO4 is nice, but you might want to consider a TRF415 or EVO4, both very strong cars and unlikely to break parts without a massive shunt
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get the tank tc4 .. car is pretty good!
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If your shop carries Shumacher I would grab an Mi2. The car is easy to drive, easy to build, doesnt need a lot of hop-ups and is on par performance wise with anything on the market. You can pick a used one up pretty cheap as they aren't the latest eye candy of the week. Paul Wynn's Nats setup works on almost any asphalt track. Only thing the car needs is steel CVD's in the front and a P-Dub bumper and your set.
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